Lawrence Le is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California. He currently shoots projects ranging from motion for fashion, music videos, commercials, feature films, & web series. He has experience with a wide variety of film formats, from the latest full frame digital formats to 16mm black and white film. His clients include Guess, Forever 21, Cartier, Motorola, Jack in the Box, Humana, MassMutual, and music videos for Enrique Bunbury and Snoop Dogg.
As a child of refugees, Lawrence’s narrative and documentary interests lie in exploring identity and culture through the eyes of immigrants and outsiders. This has led him to collaborate on projects like “Viet Gang”, a short film about a minor’s initiation into gang life, and “Dear Áo Dài”, a documentary following the journey of red carpet fashion designer Thai Nguyen.
In his motion for fashion work, Lawrence uses color and texture to make basic essentials feel luxurious or a silk designer dress feel accessible. He can also shoot for horizontal and vertical video at the same time.
As a member of the Set Lighting Technician’s Union (I.A.T.S.E. Local 728), Lawrence hones his eye for lighting, composition, and camera movement on big-budget movies and TV shows. He brings this knowledge to his own sets, crafting elevated visuals while coming in ahead of schedule and under-budget.
Lawrence graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has won numerous awards at film festivals around the world.